Gear VR: How to connect to mobile device

Last Update date : 2017.10.03

Gear VR 


Below are the steps on how to connect the mobile device to the Gear VR:

Step 1: Gently pull the (right) device holder outwards (1), then carefully remove the protective front cover (2).




Step 2: Check the type of device holder (USB adaptor) that is attached on the Gear VR. 

Make sure that the device holder (USB adaptor) attached is compatible with the mobile device that you will be using. 


To learn how to replace the device holder (USB adaptor), click here.


device holder



Step 3: Make sure the device holder (usb adaptor) is locked in properly (2).

Then adjust its position according to the size of mobile device (3) (Position A or B see image below).

Pull the (right) device holder to the right thoroughly (1).





Step 4: While the mobile device is on, connect the phone to the connector on the device holder (USB adaptor) (1).

Insert the mobile device into the centre of the Gear VR and gently push the mobile device until it locks into place (2).

The (right) device holder will return to the previous position and hold the mobile device (3).




The mobile device will emit a sound when it is connected to the Gear VR properly.


Make sure your mobile device's volume is on and not set to silent.



bell Things to remember:


●  Keep the lenses clean and protect them from getting scratched.

●  If the lenses get dirty or steamed up, clean them with the lens cleaning cloth.

●  Factory lens protector are pre-installed on the Gear VR. Remove the lens protector

before using the Gear VR to have a clear view when using it.

●  When not wearing the Gear VR, do not place any objects on the proximity sensor

inside the Gear VR, to avoid the proximity sensor to remain on and drain the mobile

device’s battery.


warning Note:


● Do not leave the Gear VR in direct sunlight. Putting it to direct sunlight can damage

the Gear VR and the connected mobile device.

If the mobile device is not securely locked, the mobile device might slip out of the

Gear VR. Do not twist or bend the Gear VR’s connector when connecting or

disconnecting the mobile device to avoid the connector to be damage.

If you insert the mobile device tilted to one side, it may cause discomfort.


one side

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